BAC: Little Rock

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Sheen Center for Culture and Thought - Loreto Theater

18 Bleecker Street

New York, NY 10012

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The Black Alumni Council invite you to see Little Rock, a new play that tells the riveting true story of the Little Rock Nine, the first black students to attend their city's formerly segregated central high school, three years after the Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court decision declared that separating students by race was unconstitutional. What began as their quest for a better education soon became a national crisis, igniting the passions of a divided country and sparking a historic fight for justice in the Jim Crow south. On the cusp of the civil rights movement, a changing world watched as these nine children from Arkansas battled for their rights, armed with only a book and pencil. At once harrowing and hopeful, Little Rock brings to life the Nine's untold personal stories of challenge and resilience, conjuring memories of America not so long ago. From writer and director Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj, this moving play honors the bravery of these young heroes and asks audiences, "Would you have had the courage?"

Learn more about the show here.

The running time is 2 hours and 15 minutues with an intermission.

About the Black Alumni Council

The Black Alumni Council (BAC) of Columbia University is the recognized association of current and future black alumni from all schools, affiliates and generations of Columbia.

BAC is dedicated to education, scholarship, professional development, university-wide outreach, communication, and mentoring for the benefit of the black community of Columbia and beyond.

BAC is a Shared Interest Group of Columbia Alumni Association.

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Sheen Center for Culture and Thought - Loreto Theater

18 Bleecker Street

New York, NY 10012

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